Costs of Abortion
There are usually many reasons for abortions. Some people consider these reasons good enough while others think there can never be a good enough reason to consider abortion. The good reasons for abortion is probably why it has been legalized in many countries like the U.S and UK. Some of the reasons people consider good reasons may include:
• Health conditions of the mother.
• Health conditions of the foetus.
Though abortion may be a way out where there is no other way, it still leaves some side effects which have to be dealt with. The cost of aborting may be higher than what you think. Emotional and psychological effects are more common than the potential physical side effects and they can range from mild regret to more serious complications like depression.
It is important to talk to a professional who can address your questions and discuss your concerns before and after the abortion. The emotional side effects following an abortion will vary from woman to woman and the circumstance of the pregnancy. Women who are aborting their first pregnancy usually suffer more serious complications. Some women often report a great sense of relief after an abortion because tensions have been high ever since pregnancy was suspected and now it is over.
Some of the costs of abortion are:
1. Emotional deadening: This is either feeling less in touch with emotions or feeling a need to stifle emotions.
2. Increased tendency toward anger or rage.
3. Guilty feeling.
4. Recurrent Nightmares.
5. Depression at the sight of babies and pregnant women.
6. Deep mourning and regrets: particularly difficult times are the date the baby was due and the anniversary of the abortion.
7. Fear of others learning of the abortion or a greater sense of fear for unknown reasons.
8. Fear of unknown damage to the womb
9. Greater feelings of loneliness or isolation.
10. Great sense of loss.
11. Less self confidence.
12. Greater difficulty in maintaining or developing relationships.
13. Increased or began use of drugs or alcohol.
These costs of abortion will always be there because from inception a woman is already attached to her baby therefore any loss to this child will be felt by the mother. Since abortion is necessary in cases of rape and others one has to find a way to reduce these emotional effect. This is why anybody considering abortion should:
It is usually of importance to talk to trained professional when faced with the case of an unwanted pregnancy. They will be able to give professional advice on which type of abortion is best, whether non-surgical or surgical and what to do or avoid. They can also offer alternatives to abortion.
Talk to Experienced people
Seek out people that have gone through unplanned pregnancy or abortions before. Ask questions and let them take you through the process. It helps to talk to someone that has been there and done that and you may find out abortion may not be the best option for you. They may have other alternatives to abortion.
Do not let anybody pressurize you into abortion because it will only make the emotional and psychological effect more complicated. The decision to take out your baby should be solely yours. It makes the regret and guilt easier to deal with. Stay away from parents, friends, neighbours who are not supportive. However, be quick in making your decision because early abortion is always better than late abortion.
As good as it is to keep away from people that don’t have your best interest at heart, it is also very important to have one or two confidants. Select people who you are sure have your best interest at heart stay around them. Tell them everything you feel and keep nothing at heart because this can lead to depression.
Whatever decision you make, Make sure it is solely yours and deal with it after. All the best, Ladies. Having said all these my personal opinion is that the best decision you can make is to keep your baby, they are blessings and God has a way of helping you take care of them but the decision is always yours.